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January 6, 2021

Survey says, women in cyber make 31 percent less than men

The ever-widening cyber skills gap necessitates the closing of the gender pay gap, say experts. A few new initiatives attempt to do that.

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January 5, 2021

After widespread hospital attacks, targeting of health care industry continues to rise

In the two months following a highly publicized series of ransomware attacks against UHS last year, cyber attacks of all stripes against healthcare facilities worldwide shot up 45%.

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January 5, 2021

Thousands infected by trojan that targets cryptocurrency users on Windows, Mac and Linux

A new remote access trojan (RAT) lures cryptocurrency users to download trojanized apps by promoting the apps in dedicated online forums and on social media.

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January 5, 2021

Chinese espionage group APT27 moves into ransomware

The Chinese espionage group APT27 has moved into more financially-motivated cybercrimes, using ransomware to encrypt core servers at major gaming companies worldwide.

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January 5, 2021

SolarWinds hack poses risk to cloud services’ API keys and IAM identities

The SolarWinds hack endangers not just organizations' on-premises systems but also their cloud-based infrastructure.

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January 5, 2021

Fourth breach at T-Mobile puts focus on security of post mergers

T-Mobile reported a breach that compromised customer data – the company’s fourth in three years – raises questions about whether the mobile carrier’s massive merger with Sprint left the combined company more vulnerable. Indeed, when companies merge, particularly sizable ones, the integration of technology systems and networks can often introduce new security considerations. “The volume…

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January 4, 2021

SolarWinds, top executives hit with class action lawsuit over Orion software breach

Stockholders who purchased company shares in 2020 are suing the IT management software company for materially misleading investors about their security practices.

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January 4, 2021

Microsoft doesn’t treat its source code like a trade secret. Is that smart?

In the course of investigating the impacts of the SolarWinds breach, Microsoft security specialists discovered “unusual activity” within a number of internal accounts, including one that was used to view the company’s internal source code.

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January 4, 2021

From diversity efforts to pandemic recovery, workforce issues will evolve in 2021

Vaccine distribution could mean a return to offices, but most experts expect a new hybrid model to emerge. Pile that on top of the already challenging situation posed by a supposed skills gap and efforts to improve diversity, and the cybersecurity community may need to redefine workforce priorities.

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